You had to know something was changing. We are now less than a month away from SmackDown Live moving over to FOX and that is going to require a lot of things changing at once. WWE is going to have to step things up to make their show feel like it belongs on network television and some of those major changes need to take place behind the scenes. One of them seems to have happened.

According to F4WOnline.com, the Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live writing teams have been shake up. SmackDown Live head writer Ryan Ward has left his position, which is being called a “personal leave” with Monday Night Raw head writer Ed Koskey taking his place, where he will work with Eric Bischoff. Former 205 Live head writer Jonathan Baeckstrom is taking over the Monday Night Raw head writer position and will work under Paul Heyman.

Heyman and Bischoff work well enough together. Check out the two of them together a long time ago:

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Opinion: You had to know something like this was coming and it is far from a surprise. SmackDown Live is going to be the bigger show of the two the second that it moves over to FOX, if not a bit beforehand. That is how it needs to be with Monday Night Raw just being in front of a smaller audience. There is so much potential on SmackDown Live and it is no surprise that they are putting their biggest writer on the show.

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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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